02 Sep

LumberJack & Jill Couples Wedding Shower

lumbar jack and jill couples wedding shower

Ready for something that’s WONDERFULLY outside the bridal shower box? Check out this super-creative “LumberJack and Jill” themed couple’s shower by Trish of Frilly Milly Events!

From the eclectic mix of textures (plaid, burlap, kraft paper, wood, moss) – to the hilarious photo booth and ultra-stylish food presentation (baked beans in mini pots embellished with raffia & tiny spoons!), this shower is just overflowing with clever details…

lumbar jack and jill couples wedding shower

And I’m not sure if it’s the glowing lights or the idea of “plaid = warmth”, but I think this concept would make for an awesome holiday party theme too!

Read on for more fun pics and party details, as told by Trish

lumbar jack and jill couples wedding shower


“The original concept/theme was somewhat of an “enchanted forest” due to the couples’ love for vintage/outdoorsy/retro pieces, but when it all came together I decided it was more appropriately titled “LumberJack & Jill”.

Because it was a couples shower, I wanted it to not only be feminine and dainty, but have a strong masculine presence as well. In order accomplish that, I incorporated both plaids and wildflower prints into the decor and served “manly” bbq foods in small packages. (For example burger sliders, baked beans served in tiny pots, corn on the cob pieces on sticks, etc.)

lumbar jack and jill couples wedding shower

lumbar jack and jill couples wedding shower

I had the couple’s engagement photographer take profile shots of them, which I then turned into silhouettes and displayed above the buffet in a few old frames found at Goodwill.

lumbar jack and jill couples wedding shower

The guests of honor used their silhouettes as “props” in the photo booth, which was our main source of entertainment!

lumbar jack and jill couples wedding shower

The couple also chose to forgo receiving gifts and rather have their guests give to an orphanage…so I set up a “giving tree” for the donations.

lumbar jack and jill couples wedding shower

For the take-home favors, I put together little brown bags with all of the ingredients to create a s’more with just a simple label that read “s’more love” on the front and the couple’s wedding date on the back.”

lumbar jack and jill couples wedding shower


Thanks again to Trish for the fabulous party inspiration!

P.S. Check out the cool Enchanted Forest invitations that she made to go with this party here. They’re available for purchase! =)

{Photos by IGC Photography}

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Party Box Design SAYS:

wow! beyond creative!

September 2, 2010 at 8:50 am

Marisa SAYS:

This is a fabulous idea for a theme! I love the corn on the cob sticks.

Curious though–is the mispelling of the word “Lumber” intentional? Perhaps one of the guests of honor is a chiropractor?

September 2, 2010 at 9:28 am

Diane SAYS:

What kind of cupcakes are those? They look yummy!

September 2, 2010 at 9:48 am

PartyMom SAYS:

I just love the mini pots! Shooters are great, but they’ve been done and done. This is a definite party to refer back to for inspiration.

September 2, 2010 at 9:52 am

Shay SAYS:

luv, luv, luv this…supercute!

September 2, 2010 at 9:59 am


What a fun idea!

September 2, 2010 at 11:01 am

Joanne SAYS:

I think they are Smore cup cakes.

September 2, 2010 at 11:19 am

Jen @ The Finer Things SAYS:

This is so wonderful! I love it!

September 2, 2010 at 11:56 am

Sandra SAYS:

Ha! That is too cute. I bet some men are already dressed like that, they just need to show up.

I love the idea, great job!

September 2, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Katrina Babic SAYS:

One of the cutest ones I have seen.

September 2, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Whitney SAYS:

This is FABULOUS!!! Really love the baked beans!

September 2, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Stacey SAYS:

This party is amazing! I love how untraditional it is! So much fun!

September 2, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff Custom Designs SAYS:

That is the CUTEST thing ever!!!

September 2, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Jess (Where My Heart Is) SAYS:

This Party looks like it would have been so much fun. When people get into theme I think they really relax. Love all the attention to detail. I did a vintage inspired sweet sixteen party recently so I know how much time it take to source everything. Thanks for sharing this.

September 3, 2010 at 12:18 am

Helena - A Diary of Lovely SAYS:

so much fun!!

September 3, 2010 at 4:59 am

Taryn SAYS:

I LOVE this! It is so much fun!

September 3, 2010 at 2:02 pm

Nyree SAYS:

@Marisa Lumber is the correct spelling. The lumberjack may hurt his lumbar region whilst moving the lumber!

September 4, 2010 at 1:09 pm

A Bit Of Mayhem SAYS:

I LOVE THIS!!! Def different

September 5, 2010 at 10:51 am

neva SAYS:

Great ideas))) love, love, love!

September 6, 2010 at 2:09 am

Bettijo @ PagingSupermom SAYS:

This is darling! I love the corn on the stick and all the other fun details.

September 7, 2010 at 9:49 am
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